Easter Fun!

Happy Easter! We had a wonderful Easter and time off with the kiddos.  My spring break this year was only two days (last Thursday and Friday) due to all the snow days, but it was still lots of fun to be at home with the kiddos.  My husband took off on Friday and we took a trip to Ikea (more about that on another post).  Here’s a recap of what we’ve been up to…

Will and Harper helped me dye Easter eggs with kool-aid (we got the idea from this post).  I love how easy it was and how pretty the eggs turned out!  To dye the eggs with kool-aid, just mix 2/3 cup water with one packet of kool-aid.  Stir and add the eggs.  I left the eggs in the dye about 5 minutes.  That’s it! So simple! I did mess up a little on the eggs by adding vinegar to the water when boiling them. I usually add vinegar to make the eggs easier to peel (which works well), but when dyeing eggs, it made the shell kind of funny.  And yes, we eat the eggs we decorate.  I hate wasting them and the kiddos love hardboiled eggs.  I make them almost once a week to take to Nana’s for them to eat.  Anyway, the kiddos devoured these kool-aid colored ones…the kool-aid actually soaked through to the egg slightly and made them have a fruity flavor.  It was gross but Will and Harper loved them!

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I created an egg carton lunch for Will, inspired from Little Baby Garvin.  I filled up 12 eggs with different foods for Will, including cheese, blueberries, and hardboiled eggs.  Harper wasn’t left out! She had a few plastic eggs filled with fruit! Will loved this lunch and keeps on begging me to make it again.  It’s similar to his muffin tin lunch that I occasionally make.

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On Saturday afternoon while the kiddos were down for a nap, I filled 30 eggs with crackers, goldfish, cheerios, animal crackers, and a few with jelly beans.  I took them outside and hid them all around the house.  Will participated in an Easter egg hunt at preschool and loved it, so I wanted to recreate one at home and have Harper participate.

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Searching for eggs outside!
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Miss Harper looking for eggs.

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Harper’s Easter basket!  For a full recap of their baskets, check out this fun Easter basket blog hop.

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Will’s basket.

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Displaying cards from Mimi and Grandaddy and my aunt.  My aunt always sends Will and Harper cards for each holiday, which I think is such a fun tradition. My grandmother used to send us cards all the time, and my aunt has continued with this. 20140420-140236.jpg

I created a mini Easter basket for my husband using a green Easter dollar pail from Target.  I added a few Lindt truffles, some chapstick, and a Starbucks gift card.  My Easter basket was this fun egg crate from Anthropologie that I had been eyeing for a while.  In the crate were some truffles and EOS lip balm.  Don’t get too excited here…I picked out the egg crate and bought the chocolate and lip balm! Ha!

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Taking a few pics outside with our Easter baskets.

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I attempted to take a few pictures of the kiddos before we headed to church, but it’s almost impossible to get both Will and Harper to look at the camera at the same time:)

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This year, I decided to create a new tradition by making an Easter brunch for us after church.  I made an easy chicken sausage and egg casserole, these green beans, and some delicious, super easy lemon cream bars from one of my favorite go-to cooking blogs, Two Peas and Their Pod. I’ve made numerous recipes from their blog, and all of them have been yummy.

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Lemon cream bars.

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After brunch, we played outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather. After the kiddos woke up from a nap, we played outside more and took a walk to see our favorite horse and donkey, Shadow and Isaac.

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Now it’s back to work tomorrow…I’m counting down the days until summertime!

 

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